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Classified Employment Opportunities

Culinary Arts Center

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Monday, July 7, 2014
(Initial screening date; open until filled.)


The Culinary Arts Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a qualified individual with demonstrated inventory ordering and control systems skills, purchasing and receiving, and knowledge of the food service industry to join an outstanding team of classified administrators, faculty and staff to provide high quality services to our district, our business community, and to our students. This is a regular, full-time Classified position. Generally, the hours of employment will be between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, but work schedules may vary, so candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the department. Under general supervision, performs various duties related to the purchasing of food, supplies, and equipment and inventory management in accordance with established policies and regulations; provides support to instructors for various culinary arts classes and ensures that the labs are adequately stocked with supplies and tools; ensures that equipment is well maintained and functional. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.


The Culinary Arts Department at Santa Rosa Junior College offers certificates in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Front House Operations and Restaurant Management as well as courses in Specialty and Ethnic cooking. These courses serve certificate students, associate degree students, transfer students, and community students. The Culinary Arts Department offers day, evening, and weekend classes at the Culinary Arts Department and the Santa Rosa Campus. Located in one of the gastronomic hubs of the United States, the Culinary Arts Program at SRJC is Sonoma Countys leading cooking school in a booming industry. The program offers thorough, affordable, cutting-edge instruction, preparing a work force of qualified future chefs, pastry chefs, servers, restaurant managers, and business owners. SRJC Culinary students are prepared for the realities of working in a global professional world. To learn more about the Culinary Arts Program, please visit


Required Abilities and Knowledge: The ability to learn and apply purchasing policies and procedures, rules, regulations, and instructions; keep informed on new technology products, market conditions and current prices; communicate effectively in English; interact with the public in a helpful, courteous and friendly manner; follow and give oral and written directions; identify problems and recommend solutions; work independently with a minimum of supervision; maintain accurate records; supervise student assistants and short term non-continuing personnel; perform detailed work related to purchasing with judgment, accuracy, confidentiality and promptness; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate a sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population. The knowledge of regulations covering Food Service operations; techniques of supervision; current industry safety standards; modern purchasing methods, procedures, and specifications; methods and techniques utilized in analyzing the quality of food, supplies, and equipment; sources of purchasing information; budgets and revenue control.

Required Education/Experience: Completion of two years of college with major coursework in Culinary Arts or demonstrated in-depth knowledge in the area assigned and demonstrated experience with purchasing or restaurant operations; OR the equivalent.


  • Completion of a Culinary Arts Certificate
  • Demonstrated experience purchasing for a professional kitchen

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.


Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting (up to 50 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking while cleaning. Must be able to work safely in an environment containing hazardous chemicals. Must be ServSafe certified or the equivalent.

In addition to the pre-employment requirements listed under the Application Materials and Procedures section in this job announcement, the candidate selected will need to successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination at the Districts expense.


The Culinary Operations Specialist has in-depth knowledge in the instructional area to which assigned; responsibilities are discharged with demonstrated expertise and authority; researches, evaluates and purchases food, supplies and equipment based on price, service, quality and warranty to meet the needs of the Department; verifies available funds and appropriateness of budget codes in accordance with District policy.


Coordinates purchasing of food & supplies; prepares and processes requisition forms; contacts and receives quotes from vendors; compares costs and evaluates the quality and suitability of food & supplies; assists with the maintenance of the departments purchasing and receiving records and monitors the purchasing budget; maintains a current database of vendors, accessible to faculty and staff; ensures that food and supplies are ordered, received, and distributed accurately; coordinates purchasing details with vendors and department staff, including pricing revisions, order cancellation and invoice discrepancies; resolves problems and issues arising from purchase of food & supplies; monitors and maintains inventory of food & supplies needed for the efficient operation of classes; maintains labs, walk-ins, and dry storage areas; sets up labs and demonstrations as requested by instructors; ensures that lab supplies are stocked and tools and equipment required for the lab are in good working condition; assists Culinary Arts faculty with their instructional needs; trains and supervises the work of student and short-term, non-continuing (STNC) employees; attends department meetings; performs other related duties as required.


In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Classified Application Form and Personal Data Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Application.
  2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Examples of Duties section of this announcement.
  3. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
  4. Current Resume.
  5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
    (In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)


    • Salary Range: $3,541 - $4,306 per month (2013/14 Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $3,905 per month (placement within this range is based on assessment of previous experience as documented in application materials).

    • Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees).

    • Leave/Holiday time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 6.67 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after third year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).

    Classified employees are required to become a dues paying member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), or pay a service fee.


    Application Materials & Procedures

    To download job announcements and application materials, please go to or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

    Human Resources Department

    Santa Rosa Junior College

    PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

    MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    PHONE (707) 527-4954

    FAX (707) 527-4967


    The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

    It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

    Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

    Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

    If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

    1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
    2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
    3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
    4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

    The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.